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2018 Summer Elementary Notes

We’ve compiled all of the First through Fifth Grade Summer Notes in one location! Please click on your child’s class to find summer assignments and information for the fall.

Happy summer! The following is a brief summary of the summer assignments for each grade. For more details regarding each of these assignments please contact the front desk as there are copies of each assignment available if needed.

First Grade       Second Grade      Third Grade      Fourth Grade    Fifth Grade

  First Grade

Summer Letter & School Supplies List

  Second Grade 

 Please click the links below to see each of the summer assignments!

Summer Math Activities

Summer Writing Activities

Summer Book Recording Sheet

Leveled Series Books

  Third Grade

Math: Your child brought home a folder with 3 types of optional but recommended assignments:

1) Math Fact Practice Sheets - addition and subtraction from 1- 20
2) Math Puzzlers - Depending on your child, they may want to do these alone or with you.
3) KenKen Puzzles - We started these with Daniel this week with some help from Carter’s grandfather and the kids couldn’t stop doing them. :)

Your child also has a folder of addition math fact cards to 20. These they each separated into two categories - automatic and needs practice. The ones that need practice should each have a strategy (clue) on the front. For example if 7 + 5 needs practice, I could think about it as 5 + 5 + 2 or I could pull 3 over from the 5 and have it be 10 + 2. 
In the world of math education, there is an increasing awareness of the difference between memorization and automaticity. Memorization is seen as rote recall of facts. Whereas automaticity is developed through thinking and understanding relationships.  In the end memorization and automaticity may look alike - but automaticity is really like an iceberg. There is much more understanding below the surface of the answer. And this understanding of relationships will become increasingly important for your child as they progress through the years, influencing their understanding of things such as factoring polynomials. 
When practicing these facts, have your child think about how that fact is related to others or the number 10. There can be many different strategies for each fact and they may decide that a strategy other than the one they first wrote down works better for them. That’s okay - again it’s the thinking to get to the automaticity that is important!

Summer Letter from Laura 

Summer Biography Report

  Fourth Grade

Summer Letter from Paige 

Summer Practice Log

Summer Journal Insert

Summer Reading List

Quotes & Mantras

  Fifth Grade

Summer Letter from Talia

Summer Photo Essay 


Posted June 18, 2018